2018 Grant Recipients

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Thank you!

Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants presented grant awards totaling over $89,000 to artists and organizations throughout Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, and Ontario Counties for 2018. The grant awards are made in three categories – Community Arts Grants, Individual Artist Grants, and Arts Education Grants at an awards reception held at Auburn Public Theater. These awards are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants.

31  Community Arts Grants received funding for 2018, serving an estimated audience of over 50,000 people. CA Grants support the arts and cultural activities of non-profit groups, organizations and artists in Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, and Ontario Counties. Recipients can be found from Auburn to Middlesex, Geneva to Newark, Sodus Bay to Ovid, and many more! These include professional and community based arts activities benefiting the general public in theater, dance, music, film, storytelling, literature, visual arts, historical and cultural activities, and the use of libraries and museums as venues for the arts. CA Grant programs are designed to serve all ages and ethnically diverse populations from all geographic areas of all five counties.

Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants is excited to be able to include three Individual Artist Grants in the 2018 Awards. This grant program supports the creation of new work by an individual artist, which involves the community as context for and in the creation of the work.

Arts Education Grants support in-school collaborations between artists and/or cultural organizations and teachers to bring art into a public school curriculum. The focus is on sequential, skill based knowledge, and broadening the scope of how children learn a section of their prescribed courses. Three such projects were approved for funding to take place during 2018.

A full list of recipients for each category can be found below:

Arts Education

Nancy & John Bryan: Original Songs for American Heroes

Marcus Whitman Middle School/ Town of Gorham: Music Has to Happen! Steel Drumming with Ted Canning

Phelps Community Center: Foundations In Art

Wood Library Association: Teen Theatre Lab Rocks!

Individual Artist

Heidi Nightengale: Nine Line Poetry in Public Places

Gabriella D’Angelo: Winter Funscapes

Community Arts Grants

ABC Cayuga Inc.: A Community Celebration of Creativity and Play

Arc of Seneca Cayuga: Inclusive Art in Public Places

Auburn Downtown Partnership (BID): Hops Splash Community Mural

Auburn Players Community Theatre: Scrooge 2018

Aurora Free Library: Family Arts Series

Canaltown Chorale: Annual Concert Series

Canandaigua Lake Music Festival: Canandaigua Lake Music Festival Community Residency

Clyde-Savannah Public Library: “Celebrating Our Diversity”

Dundee Scottish Association: Dundee Scottish Festival

Edith B. Ford Memorial Library: Finding Art @ Your Library

Finger Lakes Arts Council: Kids’ Art in the Playground

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival: Piano and String Splendour

Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra, Inc: Community Orchestra Participa-tion & Public Performance

Geneva Concerts, Inc.: Geneva Concerts Music Series

Geneva Light Opera, Inc.: Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville”

Geneva Music Festival: Geneva Music Festival -Ontario

Geneva Music Festival: Geneva Music Festival -Cayuga

Geneva Theatre Guild: 40th Anniversary Production of “Evita”

Hazard Library Association: Southern Cayuga Arts

Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre Inc.: 27th Annual “A Day in Dance” Open Air Concert

Keuka Lake Music Festival: Keuka Lake Music Festival

Naples Library: A Community Exploration of Local Old Time and Roots Americana Music

Newark Public Library: Sing it, Hear it, Live it!

Perform 4 Purpose: Summer Music Workshop

Rochester Folk Art Guild, Inc.: Craft Weekend Workshops

Seneca Falls Library: Music & Literature Series

Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry: Music in the Park – Summer Series

Sodus Bay Historical Society: Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion: Moonlight Strolls Concert Series

TomatoFest of Central New York: TomatoFest MusicFest 2018

Wayne County Council for the Arts: Community Fine Arts Classes